The silent disappearance of Nairobi’s green lungs

Decades ago, at its most vast, the Ngong forest outside Nairobi stretched across more than 2,900 hectares, or about 11.2 square miles. Rapid development has cut it down to less than half that size, and poverty and corruption threaten the remaining 1,200 hectares. The forest literally helps Nairobians breathe, filtering copious carbon emissions, and it serves as a refuge for wildlife and harried city dwellers alike. Joseph Gathecha aims to make a documentary series on the forest’s plight and efforts to save it.

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